On Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women leaders working to create solutions for potential futures. These women are looking ahead to prepare themselves, their organizations and their audiences for how the world could change. And as they delve into the future, they have a chance to shape it. This list was created to help build community among this group, but also for conference organizers and businesses that want to engage futurists.
The world is changing at a frantic pace, which will only continue to speed up in coming years. At the cusp of those changes are futurists, who keep their eye on what the coming months, years and decades may bring. And more than ever, women are making their mark on the field.
Most digital transformations are driven by growth opportunities, followed by increased competitive pressure and new regulatory standards. Executives say the top benefits of digital transformation are improved operational efficiency (40%), faster time to market (36%) and the ability to meet customer expectations (35%).
Hubspot customers are acknowledged and welcomed to the website right away with a chatbot called HubBot. The bot asks a few basic questions to understand the customer and get the right human agent to connect. HubBot can answer questions and streamlines much of the overall experience.
Sheryl Connelly is the in-house futurist for Ford Motor Company. You might be surprised to know she doesn’t ever talk about cars. As futurist she says she often finds herself “in the role of the polite contrarian.” If you listen to Sheryl, she’s a wealth of knowledge about self-driving cars, to shifting gender roles, to how and why companies need to work on building trust with consumers. [...]